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    1. Is US Capitalism Really Abandoning the 'Greed is Good' Mantra?

      Is US Capitalism Really Abandoning the 'Greed is Good' Mantra?

      Milton Friedman will be spinning in his grave at the heresy perpetrated by the US Business Roundtable. For the thick end of five decades US capitalism has been run along Friedmanite lines – namely that businesses are there to make money for their shareholders. No charitable giving, no diversity awareness. No green audits. Just making money. Period. Now some of the highest paid on the planet have appeared to ditch the idea of shareholder primacy...

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    2. The Most Fascinating Standoff in Corporate America: The Accountant Who Exposed Madoff vs. GE

      The Most Fascinating Standoff in Corporate America: The Accountant Who Exposed Madoff vs. GE

      Who's right, the sleuth who exposed Bernie Madoff's gigantic Ponzi scheme, or GE's prestigious board and highly-regarded CEO, a team lauded on Wall Street for making great progress in rescuing and reforming the battered conglomerate?

      In his flame-throwing report released on August 16, titled "General Electric, A Bigger Fraud Than Enron," Harry Markopolos––the forensic accountant who nailed Madoff––accuses GE of engaging in $38 billion in accounting fraud...

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    3. Exclusive: These Five U.S. Stocks are Most Vulnerable To An Activist Attack

      Exclusive: These Five U.S. Stocks are Most Vulnerable To An Activist Attack

      Food delivery firm Grubhub, industrial heavyweight 3M and consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive are all vulnerable targets for activist investors, according to exclusive data. The trio along with software company Autodesk ADSK, +1.97% and dental equipment manufacturer Dentsply Sirona XRAY, +2.08% have been identified as possible activism targets in a report for MarketWatch by research firm Activist Insight...

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    4. 5 Steps for Tying Executive Compensation to Sustainability

      5 Steps for Tying Executive Compensation to Sustainability

      The final link in the chain of improving corporate accountability for sustainability is to tie improvements to pay. In a November 2018 article, we explained that companies should use incentives to motivate executives to tap big strategic opportunities related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals...

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    5. This Billionaire Activist Just Loaded Up on Beaten-Down Cloudera

      This Billionaire Activist Just Loaded Up on Beaten-Down Cloudera

      When billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn makes a move, investors usually listen. The activist investor and head of Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ: IEP) has had a sterling track record over the past 20 years, and is known for making purchases of beaten-down stocks, then shaking up management teams to unlock value. Icahn doesn't always "go activist," however. For instance, Icahn made a lot of money in Netflix when he invested after its Qwikster debacle, without making any management changes...

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    6. 2 Gender-Diversity Trends in the Corporate Boardroom

      2 Gender-Diversity Trends in the Corporate Boardroom

      Madison Sargis: A few weeks ago, it was reported that all-male boards are officially a thing of the past for the S&P 500. And while it's great to see such positive headline figures, Morningstar wanted to highlight two trends that paint a less rosy picture about gender diversity within the corporate boardroom. First, small-cap companies are lagging large caps. Gender diversity for small caps is only where large caps were a decade ago...

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    7. Meet the Humble CEO Who Wants to Build the Biggest Cybersecurity Company Ever—Data Sheet

      Meet the Humble CEO Who Wants to Build the Biggest Cybersecurity Company Ever—Data Sheet

      So-called unicorn tech startups just keep on proliferating. July saw a dozen privately owned firms cross the $1 billion-plus threshold—more than any other month this year, per Pitchbook data. By August, there were 62 new unicorns minted in 2019, more than the 51 inducted by that time in 2018, or the 33 crowned by then in 2017....

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      Mentions: Cybersecurity
    8. Director Overboarding: Global Trends, Definitions, and Impact

      Director Overboarding: Global Trends, Definitions, and Impact

      In the 2019 proxy season, “overboarding” became a center-stage issue for many companies and investors. Several large asset managers, including Vanguard, BlackRock, and LGIM, enhanced their voting guidelines to apply stricter criteria, while some directors serving on multiple public company boards faced significant opposition to their elections. The idea that directors should not serve on too many boards has been a key consideration for investors for many years...

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